2nd Battalion, Royal Inniskilling Fusiliers (British Army)
Date Of Birth:
30/12/1939 (Died of Illness)
John Crawford was born on 19th May 1913 in Cookstown. He was the son of Mrs McMahon, Orritor Street, Cookstown. The 2nd Battalion of the Royal Inniskilling Fusiliers were patrolling the front line between Comines and Deulemont in late December 1939. During this time Fusilier John Crawford is thought to have taken ill with hypothermia and was taken to a in a General Hospital in France where he died later.
Le Grand-Luce is about 27 kilometres south-east of Le Mans. Follow the D304 road to Le Grand-Luce. Turn right at the entrance of the village and then right again to the top of a steep road and then left in front of the chateau wall. Le Grand-Luce Cemetery stands on the left just after the Communal Cemetery. A Cross of Sacrifice is erected in the plot